Dec

    A Victory for Freedom and Democracy: 25 Years after the Fall of the Iron Curtain

    12 PM EST

    *Introduction by ABA President, William Hubbard*

    Please Note:

    • This is a non-CLE program

    • The timing for this program is listed in US Eastern Daylight Time

    Program Description

    On November 9, 1989, people of East and West Berlin exuberantly embraced:  that memorable Thursday evening ended decades of separation, not just of the city, but also in the political and social life of Eastern and Western Europe. Yet today, the fall of the Berlin Wall resonates as a dramatic political change.

    Join this Teleconference on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall to engage in a discussion of its current legal and geo-political significance with distinguished speakers, who will provide insights as diplomats, historians, lawyers and political scientists, also sharing their personal experiences in these developments.

    Topics include: 

    - Negotiation between Germany and the former Soviet Union

    - German unification and the role of US diplomacy

    - German perspectives on unification prior to November 9, 1989

    - Helmut Kohl’s 10 points-program

    - The Fall of the Iron Curtain and its milestones throughout the year 1989

    - Dramatic changes triggered by the events of 1989

    - Contemporary implications


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    Introduction:

  • William Hubbard, President, American Bar Association

  • Chair:

    • Dr. Holger Bielesz, Attorney at Law and Partner, Wolf Theiss, Vienna, Austria  (ABA SIL Programs Deputy)

    Moderator:

    • Dr. Pia Dorfmueller, Certified Tax Advisor and Partner at P+P Pöllath +  Partners mbB, Frankfurt, Germany

    Speakers:

    • Jonathan Greenwald, Vice-President of Publications at the International Crisis Group, Washington, D.C. USA

    • Karsten Jung, M.A., Institute for Political Science and Sociology, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany

    • Doz. Dr. Wolfgang Mueller, Deputy Director of the Austrian Academy of  Science (Institute for Modern and Contemporary History), Vienna, Austria

    Event Details

    Format

    Teleconference

    Date

    Dec 04, 2014

    2014-12-04T12:00:00-05:00 2014-12-04T13:30:00-05:00 A Victory for Freedom and Democracy: 25 Years after the Fall of the Iron Curtain

    *Introduction by ABA President, William Hubbard*

    Please Note:

    • This is a non-CLE program

    • The timing for this program is listed in US Eastern Daylight Time

    Program Description

    On November 9, 1989, people of East and West Berlin exuberantly embraced:  that memorable Thursday evening ended decades of separation, not just of the city, but also in the political and social life of Eastern and Western Europe. Yet today, the fall of the Berlin Wall resonates as a dramatic political change.

    Join this Teleconference on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall to engage in a discussion of its current legal and geo-political significance with distinguished speakers, who will provide insights as diplomats, historians, lawyers and political scientists, also sharing their personal experiences in these developments.

    Topics include: 

    - Negotiation between Germany and the former Soviet Union

    - German unification and the role of US diplomacy

    - German perspectives on unification prior to November 9, 1989

    - Helmut Kohl’s 10 points-program

    - The Fall of the Iron Curtain and its milestones throughout the year 1989

    - Dramatic changes triggered by the events of 1989

    - Contemporary implications


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    Section of International Law

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